Elizabeth "Bette" Leigh McCaslin comes of age in the years before World War II. Although money is scarce in the aftermath of the Depression, her home is happy and filled with love. And Bette dreams of one day having her own family. but as the war taints her sheltered world, she starts to realize life is sometimes cruel-and not everyone has the happiness she does. Eagerly and secretly, she becomes involved in the anti-Nazi espionage, even though it forces her to lie to her fiance and others. She also begins to wonder if her intended is the right man for her. Yet when peace is won she says "I do" and retires from her work. Now, with the war behind her, Bette discovers that married life is not the happily-ever-after dream she imagined. When unexpected hardships rise, she is forced to rely on her own strength, make some painful decisions, and take the necessary steps of faith to finally win true happiness.